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Set Up Hotspot Display Settings Dialog Box

Getting there

Hotspots are virtual buttons that appear in terminal sessions. By using hotspots, you can control your terminal session with the mouse instead of the keyboard. Typically, clicking a hotspot transmits a terminal key or command to the host, but you can also configure hotspots to open a Web page, launch a macro, or perform a variety of other actions.

From this dialog box, you can enable hotspots in your terminal session documents, or change the way you activate them.


  • Additional hotspots options are available on the Modify Hotspots dialog box.
  • A mouse map provides additional ways to control the way your mouse works in a terminal session.

Hotspot Display


Enable all defined hotspots

Select to enable hotspots in the current session document.

When this check box is cleared, you can still define and maintain your hotspot configuration, but hotspots won't work or display on your screen.


Hotspot style

Select the way you want hotspots to appear on the screen.

If you select Not visible, you can still use hotspots. The pointer changes to an arrow when it's over a hotspot, allowing you to invoke it by clicking the mouse, just as you would if it was visible.

Hotspot Activation

By default, a double-click with the left mouse button activates a hotspot in documents that you create from the Reflection 2008 and legacy EXTRA! templates. A single click with the left mouse button activates a hotspot in documents that you create using legacy Reflection templates.

To change the activation method, use the following settings:

Choose the mouse button to activate Hotspots

Choose the mouse button (Left, Middle, or Right) that activates a hotspot.

Select Double-click to require two clicks of the specified mouse button to activate a hotspot.

Choose key(s) to press in combination with mouse click

Select one or more keys to require a key press in combination with the specified mouse click settings to activate a hotspot.

Note: You can specify the same mouse action, or mouse chord, to activate a hotspot and to trigger another action. When the pointer is over the hotspot, the mouse action will activate the hotspot; in all other areas of the document, the mouse action will trigger the action you defined in the Mouse Mapper.

Related Topics

Modify Hotspots Dialog Box

Hotspot Options Dialog Box

Mouse Mapper